Police say a suspect is in custody after he allegedly attempted to kidnap a 1-year-old girl from a laundromat in Lynn, Massachusetts on Tuesday.
Precious Chigbue, no age given, is facing a kidnapping charge and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
Lynn police said they received a call about a possible kidnapping at the Showcase Coin-Op laundromat on Washington Street around 11 a.m.
According to witnesses, the suspect walked into the laundromat and was walking around for a while before picking up a 1-year-old girl who was sitting on a table and walking out with the child.
An alert citizen noticed the man and alerted the mother and other patrons. They followed the man into the parking lot and were able to get the child back.
Police responded, and using a photo of the suspect provided by witnesses, were able to identify and arrest him inside a nearby Stop & Shop grocery store.